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Speaking at PASS Summit 2012

Today I’m thrilled and humbled to announce that I will be speaking 3 times at PASS Summit in November 6-9!  This is my favorite of all conferences to attend and I hope you can make it too.  Go register now here.

A really fun way you can browse all the sessions that will be at PASS Summit is by using LobsterPot’s HTML 5 PivotViewer control http://pivot.lobsterpot.com.au/PASSSummit2012.



Here’s the sessions I’ll be delivering at Summit.

Creating a Power View Reporting Solution 
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes) 
Session Track: BI Information Delivery 
Speaker(s): Devin Knight 
Power View lets you create eye-popping visualizations within SharePoint 2010 and provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting that a variety of business users can use to make critical decisions. But before you can begin building these incredible reports, you must have your data properly prepared. This session will give you a beginning-to-end view of what is needed to create Power View reports, from organizing a Tabular model source to preparing the actual Power View report.

Adapting Your ETL Solutions to Use SSIS 2012 
Session Category: Regular Session (75 minutes) 
Session Track: BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration 
Speaker(s): Devin Knight 
With all the great new features added to SSIS in SQL Server 2012, it is important to understand how they can make your development life easier. Join the discussion as we look at changes to usability, deployment, configuration, management, and more. This session will not only highlight what is new in SSIS but also show how your existing solutions can be adapted to utilize the latest features.

I’ll also be co-presenting with Brian Knight a full day preconference seminar with.

Building a SQL Server 2012 BI Platform 
Session Category: Pre-Conference Session (full day) 
Session Track: BI Platform Architecture, Development & Administration 
Speaker(s): Brian Knight 
In this day-long deep-dive seminar, you’ll learn how to build a Business Intelligence solution for your company and support it with the Microsoft platform. We’ll start with how to design and data model a data warehouse, including the system preparation. Then, we’ll jump into using SQL Server Integration Services to load the data warehouse. 
After the data warehouse is loaded, you’re ready to roll up the data and provide slice and dice reporting with SQL Server Analysis Services. We’ll walk through cube development and enriching your cubes with added business metrics, which are essential for your future dashboards. Last, we’ll cover how to report against the data warehouse with SQL Server Reporting Services and SharePoint BI. Make sure you bring your own optional laptop so you can follow along as we design, load, and report against our BI solution.

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


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